Beneath (2007)

Nora Zehetner, Brenna O'Brien, Carly Pope, Don S. Davis,
Beneath is a movie starring Nora Zehetner, Brenna O'Brien, and Carly Pope. Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister. Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver,...
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8 / 10

Wow, This movie is surprisingly good!

I wasn't expecting much, but this movie actually delivered the goods! In this day and age of "torture porn", it was nice to be able to watch a horror movie that actually had suspense, mystery, and and a plot line. Gorehounds, this movie is not for you. But if you enjoy horror mixed with mystery, suspense, and heartbreaking drama, this movie is for you.

Pros: Nora Zehetner, "Eden" from "Heroes" really shines in this movie. The rest of the cast is fine, particularly Jessica Amlee as "Amy" and Gabrielle Rose as the mean "Mrs. Locke". This movie has a mystery - not a body count. The score is haunting. The make-up effects are incredible.

Cons: The movie could have benefited from better cinematography. You rarely see horror movies shot so brightly nowadays. The camera captures everything you need to see, but it is done in an almost matter-of-fact manner with no flair.

1 / 10

Not a fan at all

I wasn't expecting the best film ever with this one, but I'm a huge fan of this genre, so really wanted to like it. I also like slow burning, suspenseful films as long as it's a satisfying watch. The lack of gore and cheap scares is a good thing, as it allows you to focus on the story and characters.

Most of the acting was OK, but the lead actress was more wooden than an ironing board. I've seriously never seen such expressionless acting in my life. Even situations that would make the average person scream their head off didn't seem to phase this girl at all. I know she was messed up in the head due to the trauma, so who knows how she would react to things, but the acting was so bad I found it offensive. It was like she begrudged being there at all.

The story wasn't so bad, it was quite sad in the end, but I won't be recommending this to anyone, nor will I be watching anything else with this horrendous actress in it.

8 / 10

Solid B Thriller is best viewed knowing very little about it and with a willingness to accept it for what it is

MTV films makes a really moody horror film. To be certain its the sort of thing thats been done before, but even then this has some genuine shivers and some creepy moments.

The basic plot has a young girl returning home when her old caretaker dies. The girl has a tragic past that includes the death of her sister after a fiery car crash. Plagued by visions and a sense that her sister was buried alive she begins to search for clues as to what happened seven years before.

This one came out of left field for me. I have vague notions about hearing about the film, but I never really remember seeing or hearing anything about it. I'm pretty sure that helped my enjoyment of the film since I had no preconceived notions for it.

Looking like TV movie with interiors that remind one more of a set than of a real place this film over comes its limitations (and occasional WTF moment) to play out almost as if its an extended Tales from the Darkside or other similar horror anthology show. Odd shifts in perspective, some genuine creepy, but not too in your face imagery and willingness to go sans blood and guts except as required make this pretty much a throw back to the old days of horror when less is more. Its not perfect but even with its flaws and the following of a well worn path at times this still manages to be a solid little thriller of the B variety.

Worth a rental with a bag of popcorn and a soda.(Though don't buy this just yet -its a bare bones release that they want almost 30 dollars list for- too much for too little)

5 / 10

Adams Family Secrets....

Horror flick: girl returns home after traumatic accident earlier in her life and is she possessed and crazy due to the trauma of that accident or is it those around her who are mad? The girl is either a psycho or the only sane one in the asylum. A feast of weird characters are in this play quite apart from the lead. There is the Bett Davis type housekeeper, the child who sees dead people or something like that; there is the sinister male in the house and lets' not forget the deformed and deceased ugly sister who may still be with us....etc Throw in the illusions being suffered by our main star and add in multi layers of other complications then beneath goes even deeper. I almost turned this off a few times only because it had become too confusing, though ultimately all is mostly explained and there are some decent moments. 5/10

9 / 10

I did not expect that at all.

This movie sure did start of with a Bang, what a way to start off, This movie had in me in from the very start too the very end of the movie.

Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister.

Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver, she learns that her worst nightmares have either come true ... or are about to.

I do agree that some of the plot was a bit predicable, However I really enjoyed the movie, I did not once take my eyes of the screen, I found the movie flowed really well, I was never bored.

There were some great scenes in this movie, that stick with me, it not cause they are scary or creepy, as they are very memorable moments in this movie that really stood out.

This might bw creepy for some kids or if this your first horror movie, I found some part of the movie predicable, I didn't expect that to happen at the end.

I thought the make up effects were really good and dream effects were decent, I usually hate dream scenes in movies, some how this movie made them work well with the rest of the movie

9 out of 10